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FREEMAN: Supreme Challenge

In November, the American Gaming Association, through an amicus brief filed to the United States Supreme Court, argued that the failed federal ban on sports betting is driving a $150 billion illegal market, and detailed its support of New Jersey’s push for legalized sports betting.

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9/10/2019

article AGA: Nearly 40 million Americans to Wager on NFL’s 100th season
(Washington D.C.) -- It is my pleasure to share with you the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) new survey on sports betting estimates for the National Football...

9/7/2019

article Are you one of the nearly 40 million Americans expected to wager on the NFL this season?
(Washington D.C.) -- After earlier this year launching a set of self-regulations on advertising and marketing legal sports betting, the American Gaming Association (AGA...

9/4/2019

article AGA survey: Rise of legal sports betting will increase wagers on NFL games, grow fan engagement
(Washington D.C.) -- A day ahead of the kick-off of the National Football League’s 100th season, the casino industry issued new research showing that legal sports...

8/27/2019

article CLARK: Rallying Around Responsibility
(Washington D.C.) -- Each year, the American Gaming Association, our members and our industry partners dedicate a week to educating the public about our full-time...

7/31/2019

article AGA puts US gaming on the map with State of Play interactive tool
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has released details of its new casino, gaming and sports betting information resource, State of Play. Taking the form of...
article AGA puts US gaming on the map with State of Play interactive tool
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has released details of its new casino, gaming and sports betting information resource, State of Play. Taking...

7/30/2019

article AGA: Introducing State of Play from AGA
(Washington D.C.) -- Dear Gaming Colleague, I’m excited to share with you a new tool that enables AGA members, the gaming industry and the public to quickly access...

7/7/2019

article American Gaming Association shifting its representation of industry
(Washington D.C.) -- There’s no doubt the gaming industry is expanding and maturing — we see it every day in Las Vegas, while states across the country add...

7/2/2019

article Year ahead critical for expansion of sports betting, AGA president says
(Washington D.C.) -- During his first year as president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, Bill Miller has had a full plate. Since January, he’s been busy...

6/28/2019

article Sara Slane departing American Gaming Association to form her own strategy firm
(Washington D.C.) -- Sara Slane, the American Gaming Association’s leading public policy advocate, will leave the Washington D.C. based trade organization in July...
article Sara Slane to leave AGA
(Washington D.C.) -- Sara Slane and Stacy Papadopoulos are to leave the American Gaming Association (AGA), while the organisation has promoted three senior members of...

6/15/2019

article American commercial casino industry records superlative annual figures
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) trade group has announced that last year saw the 465 commercial casinos in the United States record a 3.5% increase year-...

6/11/2019

article Sports betting helps propel casinos to fourth straight year of revenue gains
(USA) -- The legalization of sport betting helped propel U.S. casinos to a record year, with gaming revenue rising 3.5% from 2017 to $41.68 billion, according to the...

5/23/2019

article AGA Members’ Commitment to Responsible Marketing
(Las Vegas) -- Last week, on the first anniversary of the Supreme Court reversal of PASPA, the American Gaming Association released the Responsible Marketing Code for...

4/6/2019

article New AGA CEO Bill Miller says the organization will continue to support Indian gaming
(Las Vegas) -- American Gaming Association CEO Bill Miller told tribal leaders attending the National Indian Gaming Association conference Thursday the Washington D.C.-...

3/25/2019

article American Gaming Association Sports Betting Summit to Gather at MGM National Harbor, Just As March Madness Unfolds
(Maryland) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) will hold a Sports Betting Executive Summit later this week as an estimated 47 million Americans have placed wagers...

3/22/2019

article American Gaming Association predicts big betting with 'March Madness' underway
(Washington D.C.) -- It's that time of year when March Madness takes the country by storm. A new American Gaming Association (AGA) study shows roughly 19 percent of...
press release American Gaming Association Wins Association TRENDS’ Advocacy Campaign of the Year
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) received the Association TRENDS’ Silver Award for the Best Advocacy Campaign of 2018. “This...

3/20/2019

article AGA Survey Expects Ample Activity In March Madness Betting, Much Of It Illegal
(USA) -- America has seen a boom in legalized sports betting over the past year, and March Madness betting will highlight that. Nevada certainly remains the top dog, but...
article American Gaming Association predicts big betting with 'March Madness' underway
(Washington D.C.) -- It's that time of year when March Madness takes the country by storm. A new American Gaming Association (AGA) study shows roughly 19 percent of...
article American Gaming Association predicts big wager numbers ahead of March Madness
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s that time of year when March Madness takes the country by storm. A new American Gaming Association (AGA) study shows roughly 19 percent...

3/19/2019

article Sports Betting Explodes During March Madness, And AGA Estimates $8.5 Billion Bet On NCAA Tournament
(USA) -- College basketball’s biggest event will be played across the U.S. at selected cities over the next three weeks. And according to data just released by the...

3/18/2019

press release Americans Will Wager $8.5 Billion on March Madness
(Washington D.C.) -- Americans plan to wager $8.5 billion on this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament, with 1-in-5 adults placing a bet, according to a...

3/8/2019

article Gambling acceptance at all-time high
(New Jersey) -- A survey conducted by the American Gaming Association (AGA) found the acceptance of gambling in America is at an all-time high.

3/7/2019

article American Gaming Association Says Industry Needs Modernized, New Technologies Embraced
(Las Vegas) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) says new technological advances must be embraced by the gaming industry, as the sector approaches its maturation...

3/6/2019

article AGA study: Regulatory modernization essential in a changing gaming marketplace
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association is continuing efforts to reform gaming regulations across the U.S., releasing a white paper today that provides in-...
article AGA urges states to adopt new regulation for changing market
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) is urging more states across the US to update their gambling regulations to ensure the rules are fit for...
article American Gaming Association promotes keeping up with technology
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association is citing Nevada’s process of having a single wagering account for multiple types of bets as a case study for...

2/27/2019

article American Gaming Association Releases Comprehensive Industry Responsibility Report
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) Corporate Citizenship Center today announced the release...

2/22/2019

article AGA hails gaming as engine of growth as tour lands in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) hosted the latest installment in its Get to Know Gaming tour in Oklahoma City this week, simultaneously taking the...

2/21/2019

article BILL MILLER: Point of View: Oklahoma's casinos, communities working together to spur growth
(Oklahoma) -- For nearly three decades, Oklahoma’s casino gaming industry has been a reliable small-business incubator, innovation mechanism and community partner...
press release Oklahoma Casino Gaming Industry Provides Economic Opportunities for Communities Across the State
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma casino gaming industry supports more than 75,000 jobs statewide and has an annual economic impact of $9.8 billion, the American Gaming...

2/13/2019

article Americans are gambling responsibly according to new AGA study
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has published yet another body of research, this time focusing on how the nation’s gamblers are enjoying...

2/12/2019

article What’s Missing From AGA Letter To Congress As Important As What’s In It
(Washington D.C.) -- Six major issues appear in last week’s American Gaming Association (AGA) letter to Congress outlining asks for the current session. The...
press release Sara Slane Named Among Best Young Talent to Influence Future of Sports
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs, was named to the Sports Business Journal...

2/11/2019

article AGA President Miller writes introductory missive to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Bill Miller, President and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), has written an introductory letter to Congress providing a brief overview...

1/28/2019

article AGA: illegal sports betting is the real threat to NCAA integrity
(Washington D.C.) -- Sara Slane, the American Gaming Association’s senior vice president of public affairs, has responded to comments made by NCAA President Mark...

1/5/2019

article AGA celebrates NFL’s first gambling deal
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has welcomed the National Football League (NFL) becoming the last of the four major US sports leagues to...

12/23/2018

article AGA issues statement opposing sports betting bill
(Washington D.C.) -- In response to the introduction of the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018 by senior U.S. Senators Charles “Chuck” Schumer (D-...

12/21/2018

article AGA opposes federal ‘overreach’ on sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association has reacted against what it describes as “federal government overreach” on sports betting. Sens Chuck...

12/20/2018

article Bill Miller Appointed as AGA New President and CEO
(Las Vegas) -- The AGA (American Gaming Association) Board of Directors appointed a new President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 14, 2019.

12/19/2018

article AGA Opposes Federal Government Overreach on Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released the following statement in response to the "Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018,"...

12/18/2018

article AGA officially names Bill Miller as its next president and CEO
(Las Vegas) -- Longtime Capitol Hill lobbyist Bill Miller was formally named as the new president and CEO of the American Gaming Association Tuesday. The gaming industry...
article American Gaming Association names lobbyist as new president
(Las Vegas) -- The United States gaming industry’s largest lobbying group has found a new president and CEO after a nearly four-month search.
press release AGA Names Bill Miller as New President and Chief Executive Officer
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Board of Directors today named Bill Miller as the trade association’s next president and chief...

12/14/2018

article Gaming industry group taps new CEO
(Washington D.C.) -- Business Roundtable’s Bill Miller is slated to be the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) new chief executive officer, sources tell The...

12/12/2018

article AGA expected to name long-time Capitol Hill lobbyist as organization’s new CEO
(Washington D.C.) -- A Capitol Hill insider with more than two decades of experience representing business interests in Washington D.C. is the leading candidate to be...

12/11/2018

article AGA expected to name long-time Capitol Hill lobbyist as organization’s new CEO
(Washington D.C.) -- A Capitol Hill insider with more than two decades of experience representing business interests in Washington D.C. is the leading candidate to be...

11/30/2018

article AGA Statement on MLB Sports Betting Announcement
(Las Vegas) -- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released the following statement after Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that MGM Resorts will become the...

11/25/2018

article ICYMI: Report shows American Indian tribes cashing in on gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- While some states are cashing in on tribal gaming, opponents are betting on trouble ahead. The American Gaming Association argues their latest...

11/9/2018

article Former AGA boss Geoff Freeman to join AGS board of directors
(Las Vegas) -- Geoff Freeman’s absence from the gaming industry lasted roughly three months. The former CEO of the American Gaming Association was appointed to the...

11/8/2018

press release States’ Economies Boosted by Tribal Gaming, New Research Shows
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released a comprehensive study of the state-by-state economic impact of tribal casino gaming in the...

10/22/2018

article Nielsen Data Projects Massive Money For Leagues From Sports Betting
(USA) -- Should this be defined as “piling on”? Probably not — the latest Nielsen Company research data compiled for the American Gaming Association on...

10/7/2018

article Gaming Hall of Fame: Peter Carlino built two companies and is still ‘warming up’
(Las Vegas) -- Peter Carlino cemented his inclusion in the Gaming Hall of Fame by developing two runaway casino industry success stories, both of which opened new...

9/29/2018

article Perskie named to Gaming Hall of Fame
(New Jersey) -- One of the architects of Atlantic City casinos is being inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame next month. Steven Perskie, 73, of Margate, has been named...

9/19/2018

article Gaming generates $261bn for US economy
(USA) -- The gaming industry’s contribution to the US economy increased by nearly 10% to $261bn (£198bn/€224bn) between 2014 and 2017, according to a...

9/18/2018

article Gaming industry’s benefits to the US economy
(Washington D.C.) -- In the first "comprehensive report on the gaming industry’s national economic impact" in four years, the American Gaming Association...
press release American Gaming Association Releases New Research on Economic Impact of Gaming Industry
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released a new study examining the striking impact the gaming industry has on the U.S. economy –...

9/13/2018

article AGA To Schumer On Sports Betting: We’re Good Here Without You
(New York) -- The American Gaming Association sent a letter this week to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) with strong criticism that a federal framework like...
article AGA to Schumer: Sports Betting Doesn’t Need Federal Oversight
(Washington D.C.) -- “Additional federal engagement is not warranted at this time.” Those words close the first paragraph of the American Gaming Association‘s latest...

9/6/2018

article AGA Survey: Sports Betting Will Add $2.3 Billion To Annual NFL Revenue
(USA) -- The NFL will realize billions of dollars in additional revenue from legalized sports betting. This is not exactly fresh material, but a new survey offers data...
press release NFL Could Reap $2.3 Billion Annually Due to Legalized Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Football League's (NFL) annual revenue may increase by $2.3 billion a year due to widely available, legal, regulated sports betting...

8/22/2018

press release AGA Releases State-By-State Analysis of U.S. Commercial Casino Industry
(Las Vegas) -- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is pleased to release State of the States 2018, our flagship economic analysis of the U.S. commercial casino...

8/14/2018

press release Sports betting to unlock increased fan engagement from younger, more affluent adults
(Washington D.C.) -- Sports betting adults are more affluent, younger, more diverse and better educated adults than the general population, according to an American...

8/7/2018

article AGA expanding code of conduct for responsible gaming
(Las Vegas) -- With sports betting spreading to new markets this year, the American Gaming Association is expanding the breadth and reach of its code of conduct for...
press release American Gaming Association Kicks Off Responsible Gaming Education Week with Event in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) released its updated Code of Conduct at a Responsible Gaming Education Week event in Las Vegas. The event featured a...

8/6/2018

press release American Gaming Association Adds Sports Betting Provisions to Responsible Gaming Code of Conduct
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) kicked off the 21st annual Responsible Gaming Education Week by updating its Code of Conduct for Responsible...

8/1/2018

article AGA on shaping the sports betting future
(Washington D.C.) -- What’s the biggest challenge in being an industry association covering a country like the US? The AGA represents the $261bn US casino industry...
article AGA heads to Vegas to host Responsible Gaming Education panel
(Las Vegas) -- As a part of its annual Responsible Gaming Education Week, the American Gaming Association (AGA) will host a Get to Know Responsible Gaming panel in Las...

7/19/2018

article Gaming association brings promotional campaign to Des Moines
(Iowa) -- When companies hold ceremonial groundbreakings to announce facility openings or expansions, oftentimes surrounded by community leaders and public officials,...

7/13/2018

press release AGA: Responsible Gaming: More Than A Pledge, It's Our Priority
(Las Vegas) -- Dear Gaming Colleague, The American Gaming Association (AGA) and its members understand that responsible gaming (RG) is more than a pledge, it’s...

7/2/2018

article Stacy Papadopoulos to serve as AGA interim CEO
(Las Vegas) -- Stacy Papadopoulos, the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) current general counsel and senior vice president of industry services, will serve as...

7/1/2018

article PAPADOPOULOS: The AGA spent May spreading the good word about gaming internationally
(Washington D.C.) -- As the global gaming industry continues to evolve, the American Gaming Association is diligently pursuing all opportunities to share the U.S....
article American Gaming Association names interim CEO after Freeman resignation
(Washington D.C.) -- Earlier this month, Geoff Freeman resigned as the head of the American Gaming Association (AGA). The group has now selected a new American Gaming...
article Papadopoulos named as interim CEO as AGA seeks Freeman successor
(Washington D.C.) -- After the June 5 announcement that American Gaming Association (AGA) president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Geoff Freeman, would be leaving...

6/29/2018

article GROS: Going Out on Top / Geoff Freeman leaves a lasting legacy at the AGA
(Las Vegas) -- When Geoff Freeman was announced as the new president and CEO of the American Gaming Association back in 2013, I had no idea who he was, but something...

6/27/2018

article AGA names interim CEO; appoints search committee to find new leader
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association named its general counsel as the Washington D.C.’s trade organization’s interim CEO Wednesday and has...

6/21/2018

press release Statement from AGA President and CEO Geoff Freeman
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement on the passing of Felix Rappaport, a member of AGA...

6/17/2018

article Outgoing AGA Chief Geoff Freeman Says Gaming Going ‘Mainstream’ Critical to Lobbying Efforts
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Geoff Freeman says transforming the overall perception of the gambling industry is vital to lobbying DC...

6/10/2018

article Freeman To Exit AGA
(Washington D.C.) -- Geoff Freeman, only the second president in the 24-year history of the American Gaming Association, announced his departure last week. Freeman, who...

6/9/2018

article Geoff Freeman to depart as American Gaming Association CEO in August
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association CEO Geoff Freeman will leave his role overseeing the industry’s largest trade organization in August, CDC Gaming...

6/7/2018

article Freeman Leaves Behind Legacy At AGA On Sports Betting, More
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association recently announced that Geoff Freeman is stepping down from his leadership role in August. After five years of...

6/5/2018

article AGA Leadership Update
(Las Vegas) -- Dear Gaming Industry Colleagues: I’m writing to inform you that Geoff Freeman has accepted the position of President and CEO of the Grocery...

6/4/2018

article Geoff Freeman to depart as American Gaming Association CEO in August
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association CEO Geoff Freeman will leave his role overseeing the industry’s largest trade organization in August, CDC Gaming...
article Geoff Freeman to leave American Gaming Association in August
(Washington D.C.) -- The man who has led the gaming industry’s fight to bring nationwide sports wagering across the country will become the new president and CEO...

5/25/2018

article AGA letter to Congress outlines sports betting priorities
(Washington D.C.) -- A short letter to federal lawmakers signed by Geoff Freeman (pictured), President and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), highlights what...

5/23/2018

press release American Gaming Association to Host Get To Know Gaming Event at Miami Valley Gaming
(Ohio) -- As a part of its national Get to Know Gaming campaign, the American Gaming Association will host U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot alongside regional business leaders...

5/22/2018

article AGA Outlines Sports Betting Priorities in Letter to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- In a letter to federal lawmakers today, American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman reiterated the gaming industry’s top...
press release AGA: What Should Congress Do About Sports Betting?
(Washington D.C.) -- Dear Federal Policymaker: Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992. The...

5/3/2018

article Freeman: Whatever court rules, sports betting has momentum
(Mississippi) -- Times have changed, partnerships are vital, and people may be under-projecting the positive effect sports gambling could have on casinos, American...

4/18/2018

article Industry, Academics and Advocates Unite to Launch Responsible Gaming Collaborative
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) recently convened leading gaming industry organizations, academic professionals and advocacy groups to chart a...

3/28/2018

article BLOG: How Long Will AGA Hold Back Online Gambling Support?
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA), the casino industry’s most influential lobby group in the United States, announced in March the...

3/27/2018

article AGA Adds Six New Members With NJ Sports Betting Case Up In The Air
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) family just got a little bigger — and more diverse. This past week, the association welcomed into its fold six new...

3/19/2018

article The AGA Might Be Closer To Shifting Its Online Gambling Position With New Members
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association is a trade association that represents casino and gaming interests in the United States. To say the group has a...

3/16/2018

article After Calling Them A "Criminal Element", AGA Adds PokerStars To Board
(Las Vegas) -- The US casino industry’s premier national trade group has added six new companies as Board-level members. Including an online gaming giant that was...
article AGA Adds Six Corporate Members Including GVC, Paddy Power, and The Stars Group
(Las Vegas) -- Yesterday, March 15th, the American Gaming Association announced the addition of six new corporate members to its lengthy roster of casino-entertainment...
article PokerStars, GVC, Paddy Power Betfair join US casino lobby
(Las Vegas) -- America’s top casino lobby group has welcomed six new members, including a company the group once called “a business built on deceit,...

3/15/2018

press release American Gaming Association Adds Six New Members
(Las Vegas) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced today that it has added six new companies as Board-level members, welcoming BMM Testlabs, Choctaw Casinos...

2/9/2018

article ICE Interview: Sara Slane, AGA
(London) -- Thanks for fitting me in, I’m sure you’re very busy! So, how do you like ICE? I love ICE. It’s exciting to see all the products around...

1/28/2018

article At AGA, driving consensus is name of the game
(Las Vegas) -- As gaming has grown and edged its way into the mainstream economy, the importance of forging unified positions that can be presented to the outside world...

1/9/2018

article AGA Statement on Proposed Indiana Sports Betting Legislation
(Indiana) -- Indiana State Representative Alan Morrison has introduced a bill that would legalize sports betting if the federal ban – the Professional and Amateur...

12/22/2017

article FREEMAN: Supreme Result?
(Washington D.C.) -- Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on New Jersey’s challenge (Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association) to...
article PODCAST: Geoff Freeman
(Washington D.C.) -- Geoff Freeman was appointed president and CEO of the American Gaming Association in 2013, succeeding the founding CEO Frank Fahrenkopf. Freeman...

12/20/2017

article AGA: What Tax Reform Means for Gaming
(Las Vegas) -- Moments ago, Congress approved the most extensive changes to the tax code since 1986. While time will tell whether this broad overhaul ultimately leads to...

11/12/2017

article MGM CEO Jim Murren Out as American Gaming Association Chairman, Penn National Exec Appointed
(Washington D.C.) -- MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren is stepping down as chairman of the American Gaming Association (AGA) and handing over the reins to colleague Tim Wilmott...

11/10/2017

article AGA confirms Wilmott as new chairman
(New Jersey) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced Tim Wilmott as its new chairman. Wilmott was elected to the role by the casino industry group’s...
article American Gaming Association elects new chairman
(New Jersey) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced the election of Tim Wilmott to the post of chairman for a period of two years, replacing Jim Murren...

10/29/2017

press release American Gaming Association's Statement on 25th Anniversary of Failing Federal Sports Betting Ban
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement today ahead of the 25th anniversary of the...

10/28/2017

article FREEMAN: Stronger Together
(Washington D.C.) -- This has been an unprecedented time for the business of gaming. The annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E) recently concluded, with 26,000 gaming industry...

10/17/2017

article AGA highlights tribal gaming economic muscle at Small Business Tour stop in Oklahoma
(Indian Country) -- In just 30 years, tribal gaming has grown from virtual non-existence into an economic powerhouse in the United States, accounting for $96.6 billion...
press release American Gaming Association Releases First-Ever State-by-State Analysis of Tribal Gaming’s Economic Impact
(Oklahoma) -- The casino gaming industry supports 635,000 tribal gaming jobs and has an economic impact of nearly $97 billion, the American Gaming Association (AGA)...

9/23/2017

article Bennett, Breeding, Kaminkow and Wolzinger elected to Gaming Hall of Fame for 2017
(Las Vegas) -- The daughter of a casino industry icon who has become a successful casino developer and philanthropist, a truck driver turned gaming inventor, a legendary...

9/21/2017

article AGA Gaming Hall of Fame to induct four in October
(Las Vegas) -- During the upcoming Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, four unique individuals will be inducted into the American Gaming Association’s (AGA)...
article Casino electronic shuffler pioneer to be honoured by AGA
(Las Vegas) -- The casino industry lobby group the American Gaming Association (AGA) announced on Wednesday that John Breeding (pictured), founder of casino technology...
article John Breeding: From truck driver to Gaming Hall of Fame inductee
(Las Vegas) -- In the mid-1990s, I was part of a team of ambitious 30-something advertising and public relations types from R&R Advertising (now known as R&R...

9/20/2017

press release AGA announces Gaming Hall of Fame 2017 inductees
(Las Vegas) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced the four honorees who will be inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame's Class of 2017. The inductees are...

9/11/2017

press release Federal Sports Betting Coalition Launches to Unleash $531 Million for Minnesota’s Economy
(Washington D.C.) -- A legal, regulated sports betting market could bring as much as $531 million in economic output to Minnesota’s economy, support up to 3,093...

9/6/2017

article FREEMAN: Closing Out 2017 Strong
(Las Vegas) -- Welcome back from the Labor Day holiday. As we gear up for a busy and consequential fall 2017 for the gaming industry, I wanted to reiterate AGA’s...

8/29/2017

article FREEMAN: Keeping It Real / Industry-wide code of conduct to shape future of responsible gaming policy
(Washington D.C.) -- During the first week of August, to mark the 20th anniversary of Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), the American Gaming Association hosted...

8/19/2017

article American Gaming Association slams PASPA shortcomings
(Washington D.C.) -- The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was passed back in 1992, with a titular aim to protect the integrity of sports. As a part...

8/18/2017

article American Gaming Association slams PASPA shortcomings
(New York) -- The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was passed back in 1992, with a titular aim to protect the integrity of sports. As a part of the...

8/17/2017

article The AGA updates responsible gaming codes; includes online gaming for the first time ever
(Las Vegas) -- In an effort to heighten its commitment to responsible gaming, the American Gaming Association (AGA) recently released a new industry Code of Conduct for...

8/16/2017

article American Gaming Association: no threat to Nevada if US legalizes sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- Despite fears that Nevada’s gambling industry could suffer if other states allow legal sports betting, the American Gaming Association says...
article American Gaming Association updates responsible gaming codes
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has issued an updated and modernised code of conduct on responsible gaming, following the success of its 2017...

8/8/2017

article American Gaming Association Taking New Responsible Gaming Code Online
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) released a brand new Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming last week, extending it to online gambling...

8/6/2017

article US casinos issue rules on responsible gambling following Resorts World attack
(Las Vegas) -- The casino industry’s largest lobbying group in the US on Thursday rolled out a new code of conduct with consumer protection measures that it says...

8/4/2017

article New program for responsible casino play gets look in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The American Gaming Association on Thursday brought its new code of conduct for responsible casino play to the West Coast with a panel of industry...
article Casino industry in US has new rules for responsible gambling
(Las Vegas) -- The casino industry’s largest lobbying group in the U.S. on Thursday rolled out a new code of conduct with consumer protection measures that it says...
article Updated Gambling Code Of Conduct Calls For Casinos To Explain The Odds To Guests
(Las Vegas) -- Your next trip to the craps table in Las Vegas could come with a bit more explanation after the American Gaming Association called on casino operator to...

8/3/2017

article Casino industry doubling down on responsible gaming initiative
(New York) -- The casino industry's largest lobbying group in the U.S. on Thursday rolled out a new code of conduct with consumer protection measures that it says are...
article U.S Casinos Will Have To Comply With AGA’s New Responsible Gambling Code Of Conduct
(Las Vegas) -- Problem gambling has been one of the biggest issues that U.S casino operators have had to deal with during the last decade as there has been an increase...

8/2/2017

article AGA Introduces New Responsible Gaming Standards for Digital Age
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association kicked off the 20th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week by speaking a new code of conduct for the casino...
article New code of conduct aims to show US gambling industry can self-regulate
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has released a new ‘Code of Conduct’ for its members to promote responsible gambling.
article Casino Lobby Presses US Treasury for Marijuana Clarity
(Washington D.C.) -- Rather than roll the dice in a hazy regulatory environment, the gaming industry is pressing the U.S. Treasury Department for greater clarity about...

8/1/2017

article AGA: As gaming continues to evolve, so must responsible gaming efforts
(Washington D.C.) -- As gaming evolves outside of the standard casino floor into new verticals like interactive and mobile, efforts to curb problem gambling and promote...
article American Gaming Association releases responsible gaming code
(Atlantic City) -- The American Gaming Association has updated its code of conduct with the goal of better protecting its players, the group said Tuesday. As part of the...
article Gaming Association offers available tools for problem gamblers
(Atlantic City) -- NJTV News interviewed a gambling addict who asked to remain anonymous. But, he wanted to share his story. “I was working downtown during Sept 11...

6/13/2017

article Casino industry ramps up effort to repeal sports betting ban
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has rolled out a new campaign in an effort to convince the United States government to lift a federal ban on...

6/6/2017

press release American Gaming Association Joins Travel Industry in Opposition To Eliminating Brand USA
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. casino gaming industry has joined the broader U.S. travel industry to oppose a provision in President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget...

5/31/2017

press release American Gaming Association to Make Second Stop on American Gaming Small Business Jobs Tour
(Washington D.C.) -- As a part of its national Get to Know Gaming campaign, the American Gaming Association (AGA) will take its American Gaming Small Business Jobs Tour...

5/26/2017

article FREEMAN: When Smaller is Better
(USA) -- The casino gaming industry is driving small business growth across the country, and in April, the AGA released new research that shows its impact.

5/25/2017

press release REMARKS: American Gaming Association’s Geoff Freeman Addresses East Coast Gaming Congress & NextGen Gaming Forum
(Atlantic City) -- As a part of its national Get to Know Gaming campaign, the American Gaming Association (AGA) will take its American Gaming Small Business Jobs Tour to...

4/27/2017

press release AGA Board Adopts New Sports Betting Principles
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association's Board of Directors this week ratified a new set of policy principles outlining the industry's approach to...

4/18/2017

article Road trip by AGA slated to explain how casinos help small businesses
(Maryland) -- The American Gaming Association is starting a series of road trips Tuesday to explain how commercial and tribal casinos help small businesses across the...

3/28/2017

article FREEMAN: Gaming and Health Care
(Washington D.C.) -- One of the most important duties we face as an industry is to ensure customers enjoy our entertainment product in a responsible manner, which nearly...

3/7/2017

article Casino industry to Congress: Uphold gambling disorders
(Las Vegas) -- The casino industry asked Congress on Tuesday to retain gambling disorders as a serious public health matter in any changes it makes to President Obama...
press release Obamacare Changes Should Uphold Gambling Disorders as Serious Public Health Issue
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. casino gaming industry is calling on Congress to uphold gambling disorders as a serious public health issue in any changes it makes to the...

1/27/2017

article FREEMAN: How States Can Maximize Gaming’s Many Benefits
(Washington D.C.) -- Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to address the Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force. The formation of this Task...

1/18/2017

press release American Gaming Association CEO explains impact of Trump administration
(Washington D.C.) -- The International Casino Conference (ICC), which opens the ICE VOX program of learning and networking, will feature keynote addresses from some of...

1/17/2017

press release American Gaming Association CEO to Address Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force
(Louisiana) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman will testify before the Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force...

1/8/2017

article IRS Backs Off Tax Threshold Change
(Washington D.C.) -- A year of intense lobbying by the American Gaming Association and other gaming industry interests has defeated a controversial proposal by the U.S....

12/30/2016

article Gaming lobbyists happy with new IRS rules for slot winnings
(Washington D.C.) -- Gaming lobbyists claimed a "big win" Thursday after the IRS released new rules about how slot winnings should be reported. Gaming...
article IRS delivers holiday cheer to Atlantic City slots players
(Washington D.C.) -- The Internal Revenue Service spread some holiday cheer among players at slot machines on Thursday. After first raising the issue in March 2015, the...

12/29/2016

article IRS drops proposals for tax reporting of slot winnings
(Washington D.C.) -- The Internal Revenue Service released its final regulation Thursday on its 2015 proposal for tax reporting of slot winnings. The American Gaming...
press release IRS Officially Drops Burdensome Gaming Proposals, Marking Big Win for Casino Patrons
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement afterthe Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today...

12/27/2016

article FREEMAN: Supreme Challenge
(Washington D.C.) -- In November, the American Gaming Association, through an amicus brief filed to the United States Supreme Court, argued that the failed federal ban...

12/20/2016

article American Gaming Association addresses Nevada’s Yucca Mountain in memo to Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- Nevada will have an advocate in the American Gaming Association against any effort to revive the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository northwest...
article Gambling lobby to Trump: Be 'welcoming' to immigrants
(Washington D.C.) -- As a former casino owner, the gambling lobby hopes President-elect Donald Trump will provide a friendly face in the White House. The American Gaming...
article Gaming Association hopes Trump overturns sports gambling ban
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association hopes the first president with ties to the casino industry will help overturn a 25-year-long federal ban on sports...
article Rolling the dice on Donald Trump: Gambling industry hopes casino mogul in White House pays off
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump will be the first U.S. president to have ever owned a casino, and the gambling industry is wondering how he will handle three major...

12/2/2016

article Report gives casinos high marks for preventing money laundering
(USA) -- The international body that grades countries’ efforts to prevent money laundering recognized significant investment of the casino industry in anti–...

12/1/2016

press release Casinos a Bright Spot in Key Report Grading U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Measures
(Washington D.C.) -- The influential international body that grades countries’ efforts to prevent money laundering today recognized casino gaming companies’...

11/15/2016

article AGA optimistic about working with Trump's administration
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association President and CEO, Geoff Freeman, has released a formal statement outlining the industry body’s objective on...

11/11/2016

article AGA issues statement following historic US election
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released a statement following Tuesday's election between Donald Trump and...

11/2/2016

article Geoff Freeman chosen as one of top lobbyists in 2016
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman has been named one of the top association lobbyists of 2016 by Washington, D.C....

10/7/2016

article Lyle Berman Inducted Into 2016 AGA Gaming Hall of Fame
(Las Vegas) -- Lyle Berman Inducted Into 2016 AGA Gaming Hall of FameAt the end of September, 3-times WSOP bracelet winner Lyle Berman was inducted into the American...

9/27/2016

article Gambling Lobbyists Look For Next Harry Reid As Nevada Senator Retires Soon
(Washington D.C.) -- Gambling lobbyists are looking for their next right-hand man. While Americans are pondering who should get their presidential vote in November, the...

9/26/2016

article Casino lobby braces for life without Harry Reid
(Washington D.C.) -- Faced with the impending retirement of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., lobbyists for the casino industry are working aggressively to expand their influence...

9/22/2016

article Gambling advisory group: End federal ban on sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- A gambling advisory board chaired by a former FBI deputy director recommended on Wednesday ending the federal ban against sports betting. States...

9/20/2016

article AGA adds tribal gaming leaders, others to board of directors
(Washington D.C.) -- It was announced yesterday that the American Gaming Association (AGA) has added nine new members, out of which three are new board members. The...
press release 5 Industry Leaders to be Inducted into the American Gaming Association’s Gaming Hall of Fame at G2E 2016
(Las Vegas) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced today the induction of five honorees into the Gaming Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016. The inductees are...

9/19/2016

article Nine new members join AGA
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has added nine new members – including three new board members – as the organization continues to...

9/15/2016

article Mass. casino proponent gets a new job
(Massachusetts) -- Erik Balsbaugh, a longtime political operative who helped lead the successful campaign to uphold the Massachusetts casino law in 2014, will become...

9/2/2016

article Commentary: Generating more revenue at the casino
(Missouri) -- Casinos in Missouri are driving big results — such as generating $8 billion in tax and admission revenue over more than two decades — while...

8/25/2016

article FREEMAN: St. Louis Leaders Tout Gaming Industry’s Role in State’s Economic Growth
(Missouri) -- Casinos in Missouri are driving big results — such as generating $8 billion in tax and admission revenue over more than two decades — while...

8/18/2016

press release AGA: Missouri Casinos Highlight Job Creation, Economic Growth for Presidential Candidates in Battleground State
(Missouri) -- With Missouri playing an important role in the 2016 presidential election, the state’s casinos today delivered a clear message to Republicans and...

8/3/2016

article AGA tour: Coast casinos have great history but can’t rest now
(Mississippi) -- It was casinos that led South Mississippi back from disaster when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 and the Gulf oil spill came ashore in 2010, said Geoff...
article Sports betting could keep casino revenue rolling in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenue has leveled off in Mississippi and other states but sports betting could be that new amenity consumers want, which will keep tax money...

7/28/2016

press release American Gaming Association Launches Snapchat Ahead of Major Gaming Events
(Washington D.C.) -- Ahead of the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) September 27-29 and two Get to Know Gaming events in August, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is...

7/21/2016

press release Cleveland Hosts Republican National Convention One Week After Ohio’s Casinos Hit $1B Mark for Tax Revenue Contributions
(Ohio) -- As the political world focuses on Cleveland this week for the Republican National Convention, Ohio is marking a major milestone for its growing gaming industry...

7/7/2016

article Global Gaming Expo to Explore 2016 Election, eSports, and Unifying Casino-Gaming Industry September 27–29
(Las Vegas) -- Global Gaming Expo 2016 (G2E), the world’s premier international gaming trade show and conference presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA...

7/5/2016

article Geoff Freeman: Tiverton casino would benefit R.I.
(Rhode Island) -- Before Tiverton residents vote on Question 1, a casino referendum in November, it’s critical they have the information needed to make an informed...

6/24/2016

article Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis Discusses Illegal Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- More than 30 law enforcement leaders from across the country gathered on June 16 at the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) first-ever Law...

6/23/2016

article AGA president applauds NHL decision
(Washington D.C.) -- “It’s about time.” That’s the view of American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman who sees the decision to put an...

6/15/2016

article AGA chief praises impact of NHL franchise in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman on Tuesday praised the potential impact of an NHL franchise in Las Vegas after a report...

5/27/2016

press release More Than 80% of NFL Teams Play Home Games Within 1-Hour Drive of a Casino
(Washington D.C.) -- Twenty-six NFL teams – 81 percent – play their home games at stadiums located within an hour’s drive of a casino, while half of...

5/22/2016

article American Gaming Association Adds Eight New Members to Roster
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) is expanding its prowess on the gaming industry in the United States after signing eight new members to its organization....

5/21/2016

article AGA adds eight new members
(Las Vegas) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced that it has added eight new members – including three new board members – as the organization...

5/18/2016

article Stratosphere operator among 8 new members of casino trade group
(Washington D.C.) -- The casino industry’s Washington, D.C.-based trade group announced today it has added eight new members, including multiple companies from Las...
press release American Gaming Association Adds Six New Members, Continues to Bring the Industry Together
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced that it has added six new members – including three new board members – as the...

5/9/2016

article FREEMAN: Detroit Casinos Come Together to Highlight Gaming’s Role in City’s Comeback
(Detroit) -- Two decades after Michigan voters approved the introduction of casino gaming, the industry is delivering big for the City of Detroit. From providing good...

5/4/2016

article Trade group estimates 3 casinos account for 16% of Detroit's total revenue
(Detroit) -- Just days before a federal legislative hearing to consider the legal status of sports betting and related topics, the American Gaming Association was in...

4/30/2016

article Sports Integrity Leader Responds to Commissioner Goodell’s Comments on Sports Betting and Integrity
(Washington D.C.) -- Mark Locke, CEO of Genius Sports, a global leader in sports data technology, released the following statement in response to comments by NFL...

4/25/2016

article AGA's Geoff Freeman to discuss new approach to US sports betting at iGaming Super Show
(Netherlands) -- Geoff Freeman, president and chief executive of the American Gaming Association, will be discussing the US casino trade body’s plans to push for a...

4/20/2016

article AGA takes sports wagering integrity push to Capitol Hill
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association and its allies in the law enforcement community took to Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to shine light on the...
press release Experts Gather on Capitol Hill to Protect the Integrity of Sports
(Washington D.C.) -- As the United States nears 25 years with a federal law that has driven trillions of dollars in sports betting to the black market, experts from...

4/11/2016

article AGA: Next U.S. President Will Have 'Sports Betting On Their Desk'
(Washington D.C.) -- Thanks to an estimated illegal sports betting market of $148.8 billion in the United States, the casino industry’s top lobbying group is...

4/4/2016

article Lobbying group stops at Rivers Casino to discuss gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Legal sports betting across the United States — including Pennsylvania — is within reach, and the next president could help get the issue...
article Freeman: IRS backing away from $600 slot threshold
(Pennsylvania) -- The Internal Revenue Service appears likely to back away from its proposal to reduce the slot jackpot reporting threshold to $600, American Gaming...
press release FREEMAN: Sports Betting: The New National Pastime
(Washington D.C.) -- The same week he selected his nominee for the Supreme Court, President Obama filled out his March Madness bracket in a nationally broadcast event...

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